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Achkan (Urdu: اچکن) is a long jacket worn in South Asia, and together with the Sherwani, is traditionally associated with the Northern Indian, frequently Muslim, aristocracy. The Achkan orignated in Central Asia and was court dress of nobles of Turkish and Persian origin in the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire, before being more generally adopted in the late eighteenth century. It is long-sleeved coat-like garment, worn close to the body, reaching down to the knees or even lower, and buttoned in front-middle. The phrase Zaban-e Urdu-e Mualla written in Urdu Urdu () is an Indo-European language of the Indo-Aryan family that developed under Persian, Turkish, and Arabic influence in South Asia during the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire (1200-1800). ... South Asia or Southern Asia is a southern geopolitical region of the Asian continent comprising territories on and in proximity to the Indian subcontinent. ... An old-fashioned Hyderabadi gentleman wearing an everyday sherwani and tarbush (Fez hat) A sherwani is a long coat-like garment worn by men, very similar to an achkan. ... A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم) is an adherent of Islam. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Iranian peoples Iranian peoples (or Iranic peoples) are a group of variously interrelated linguistic, ethnic, and cultural groups[1][2] mainly living in the Middle East, Central Asia, the Caucasus and parts of South Asia. ... The Delhi Sultanate (دلی سلطنت), or Sulthanath-e-Hind(سلطنتِ ہند)/Sulthanath-e-Dilli(سلطنتِ دلی) refers to the various Afghan dynasties that ruled in India from 1210 to 1526. ... Extent of Mughal empire in the late 1600s: the Mughals ruled all but the southern tip of the subcontinent. ...



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